Bringing together the interactive, three-dimensional work of four Japanese artists living and working in London: Natsue Ikeda, Ryosuke Kawana, Rie Nakajima and Kimiya Yoshikawa.
The artists are going to be given access to the gallery for a month prior to the grand opening, using the Christmas and New Year holiday to realise ambitious never seen before site-specific installation work. This adventurous type of work is seldom seen in commercial galleries.
'Ness' is a show that contextualises and defines the 'Japanese-ness' in Japanese contemporary art, by creating a new perspective of looking at space in order to create a relationship between the subject and the viewer.
Japanese media and culture is now pervasive within British society and thus, has lost a bit of its mystique, however, it is often stereotypically depicted by traditional beauty, excellent craftsmanship or the hugely popular anime, which is heavily influenced by Manga. 'Ness' will focus on finding a subtler yet evident 'Japanese-ness' characterised by artists all of whom have honed their craft on the British art scene.
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